Chris Anderson's Blog – May 2018 Archive (4)

DIY Drones now at 88,000+ members

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 88,000 members!

Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

Using LoRa radios for long-range RC

This one is a bit of a dangerous hack, since LoRa is not as reliable as regular RC, but if you've got an autopilot handling regular drone control, using LoRa to send commands might make sense. 

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 5, 2018 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

ETH open sources aggressive quadcopter code

From Davide Scarmuzza at ETH: "We are releasing our full quadrotor control framework as open-source. This framework has been used for the past 6 years in my lab. It has served as the basis in over 500 public live demonstrations over 50…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 4, 2018 at 1:48pm — 4 Comments

US military team releases Dronecode-based app to fly DJI drones with QGC

From Mark Jacobsen: "Rosetta Drone is an Android app that wraps the DJI SDK in Mavlink. It allows you to fly a DJI drone with a Mavlink-based ground control station like QGroundControl.

Rosetta Drone was brought to you by…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 3, 2018 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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